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Posted on 02/02/2012 8:20:06 AM PST by Sub-Driver
Obama: Jesus would tax the rich By: Jennifer Epstein February 2, 2012 10:12 AM EST
President Barack Obama tied his proposal to raise taxes on wealthy Americans to his faith on Thursday, telling leaders gathered for the National Prayer Breakfast that Jesus teachings have led him to that conclusion.
The rich pay more not only because I actually think that is going to make economic sense, but for me as a Christian, it also coincides with Jesuss teaching that for unto whom much is given, much shall be required. Obama said at the Washington Hilton, delivering remarks at an annual event that every president has attended since Dwight D. Eisenhower.
We can all benefit from turning to our creator, listening to him, Obama said. Avoiding phony religiosity . This is especially important right now when were facing some big challenges as a nation.
When I talk about our financial institutions playing by the same rules as folks on Main Street, when I talk about making sure insurance companies arent discriminating against those who are already sick or making sure that unscrupulous lenders arent taking advantage of most vulnerable among us, Obama said, I do so because I genuinely believe it will make the economy stronger for everybody, but I also do it because I know far too many neighbors in our country have been hurt and treated unfairly over the last few years. And I believe in Gods command to love thy neighbor as thyself.
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I am offended by a muslim like Obama speculating what Jesus would or wouldn’t do.
Hussien, stick to what you know, mo-ham-head.
Must be campaign time.
The passage has to do with knowledge and punishment for offense and misfeasance, not money or taxes.
That moron has NO idea what Jesus would do since he’s probably never voluntarily opened a Bible to find out! GRR!
Jesus would not tax anyone.
Jesus would ask the rich to give freely, of their own heart, for the purpose of glorifying God.
So Jesus is working as a tax collector or bureaucrat for Caesar and the State is God. Let me see if I can find the verse.
Rich people just like Warren Buffet’s secretary.
His interpretation of this passage is incredibly wrong and not taken in the context in which He was talking.
As a Christian, I can’t judge him, but when he spews fallacies, he must be called on it.
OR requiring jizya.
Jesus never took anything from anyone at the point of a bayonet.
The scriptures show that Jesus never supported forced compassion (Socialism) - Obama - but the scriptures show, too, that he didn’t support heartless capitalism, either - (Romney).
There is a coming Day when Obama will get to account directly to Jesus for that statement. I’m really waiting to see what Jesus has to say about a Muslim claiming to channel Christ the Lord.
This reaks of desperation.
There he goes. Lying again.
The whole speech was surreal. Even Muslims believe in personal charity! But it drives me crazy that he can get away with saying Christ meant charity to be distributed by the government! “Render to Caesar” implied no return on the investment, no distribution of Roman funds to care for the sick & poor. I hope someone’s preparing to rip this heresy to shreds, preferably a bishop. (I can dream, can’t I?)
I'm going to puke. This actually makes me ill.
I find myself now disliking the individual that is holding office, not just his actions, words and policy.
He demonstrates to Christians everywhere that he's not one if he doesn't understand what Jesus was talking about here. Tax and Wealth? Holy $hit did he miss the mark.
I feel sick.
Yep.... it's an election year.
Jesus is the Son of God and probably hasn’t much to do with muslim trash like Obozo.
Obozo is of the devil Mohammed who whispers in his misshapen ears at night to give orders that will further destroy this nation.
Apparently liberals read the Bible the same way they read the Constitution: selectively. Just as they always miss that part about the right to bear arms in the latter, they always miss the part about a man not eating if he will not work in the former.
Barry is as conversant with the teachings of Jesus as Mitt is with the teachings of conservatism. The fall election is going to offer such a wonderful choice.
How in the world does Mr. Obama know what Jesus would do...about anything?
Oh, wait, Would Jesus think it’s OK to kill his babies in the womb?
Mr. Obama is willingly screwing every Catholic hospital and clinic in America. Would Jesus be OK with that?
Not bloody likely.
So Jesus threw the tax collectors out of the temple for other reasons??
Jesus has already spoken of this when he said,”render unto Ceasar that which is ceasars, and render unto God what is God’s”
Jesus was about the soul not the wallet!
#2: Who actually cares what a Muslim thinks about Jesus, anyway?
I’ve disliked him as a person since Day 1.
It’s impossible to understand what scripture says without the indwelling of the Holy Spirit.
That’s what He meant by “he who as ears to hear”.
Yep - cause Jesus was all about envy and stealing.
No, Jesus would send Obama fishing for a very long! Hey Barry Soetoro what would moham do?
Again, replacing God with Government. God is the one who gives, and the one who expects a “return on His investment” through the loving service and charity of his children, the true believers in Jesus Christ.
Nothing ticks me off more than these “Christians” who use scripture to bolster their liberal ideas, yet they have NO idea what they are talking about. And then their God hating followers run with the meme. .
Satan is alive and well in America today, and one of his favorite hangout spots is the Democrat party!
The stupid phv<k JMHO of course
"Which passages of Scripture should guide our public policy? Should we go with Leviticus, which suggests slavery is ok and that eating shellfish is abomination? How about Deuteronomy, which suggests stoning your child if he strays from the faith? Or should we just stick to the Sermon on the Mount - a passage that is so radical that it's doubtful that our own Defense Department would survive its application? So before we get carried away, let's read our bibles. Folks haven't been reading their bibles."
Yes, let's not get carried away.
gmta. But you’re faster!
I do know Jesus would over turn the tables at Fannie and Freddie and whip the crap out of Barney Frank and Chris Dodd....
How much did Obama and Biden give to charity again?
Did he also mention that mohammed would rob them, enslave them and rape their children?
2 Corinthians 11:14
And no wonder, for Satan himself masquerades as an angel of light.
So the Kenyan Muslim thinks Jesus Christ was a big government socialist?
Wow... If the boy Marxist isn’t flushed down the toilet like a turd in November, America is in real big trouble.
“Listen more closely you asswipe, and you might hear Almighty God telling you to stop presiding over the ever expanding number of murders of the unborn.”
Excellent point....Obama the Hun rabidly supports the right of women to kill their babies and refuses to give medical aid to the little fighters that actually survive the barbaric procedure.
Of course in 21st Century America Christ couldn't get elected to Congress...
Obama and Jesus in the same sentence? Now that’s repulsive.
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